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“Good value pub food with great service”

The Meridian Bier Cafe
Ranked #13 of 201 Restaurants in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: American, European
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Meridian is a bright, spacious and central cafe, bar & bistro that serves contemporary food and stylish cocktails in chic cosmopolitan surroundings.
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Standard 'Scottish pub' menu plus Spanish tapas. We had a mix of soup, squid, pizza and steak pie - all were good. You could really taste the freshness of the soup ingredients in particular. Friendly, efficient service. £37.60 for 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 (non-alcoholic) drinks which we thought was good value.

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Thank Anne J
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RestaurantManagerAyr, Manager at The Meridian Bier Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2012

Thank you for your comments!
I love the fact you had a wee mixture of dishes, there really is too many inviting meals on the menu to narrow it down :)
Our soups are made everyday with the best selection of freshly delivered vegetables...and I am delighted this was noted!
We are awaiting our new menu which will have extra exciting sections added in, we hope to serve you again very soon!

Mhairi Paterson, Manager

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Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Recently tried this cafe for a meal last weekend after the ayr gold cup horse race. The place was very busy but the service was still of a very good standard. The ribeye steak was well cooked and a good size for the money. Won't b rushing back but wouldn't tell anyone not to go as I can't really complain about it. Definetly a 3 out of 5 experience.

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Thank Cdjnr
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RestaurantManagerAyr, Manager at The Meridian Bier Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2012

Thank you for your comments!
Ayr Gold Cup is an extremely busy time for us so it's always worth booking a booth with us beforehand to ensure one of our best seats in the restaurant.
I am pleased you enjoyed your meal, our steaks are one of the most popluar items on the menu.
Thank you very much for the 3 stars, hopefully we can build on that the next time you visit us!

Mhairi Paterson, Manager

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Looked at the menu for this restaurant online and thought the offers looked good value. The menu on the web site is out of date and all the offers on the actual restaurant menu are more expensive.

The staff were very attentive and efficient.

The starter for two, antipasta, wasn't enough for one person never mind two and really was pathetic and was not worth the money. Thankfully the main meals, ordered off the main menu, were far better and good value

I would go back but would not order any the specials.

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Thank darleydale
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RestaurantManagerAyr, Manager at The Meridian Bier Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2012

Thank you for your comments!
I am sorry you did not have a particuarly positive experience with us and sincerely hope you will come back to try us again.
We have a new website which is live and up to date with all our offers and menus, including a facebook page that is updated daily. Unfortunately our old website has not been removed and this is possibly the one you saw...apologies for that.
I am pleased you enjoyed your main courses and can only say in defence of the price of the Antipasti board that it really is the quality of the meats that were considered not the quantity.

Mhairi Paterson, Manager

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Enjoyed tapas and bottle of house red last night. We regularly go to this restaurant and are never disappointed. Staff are very pleasant and know what they are doing. Food is freshly prepared and the menu is varied and interesting. Full marks to the chef.

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Thank CAM52
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RestaurantManagerAyr, Manager at The Meridian Bier Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2012

Thank you for your comments!
I passed your review onto our Chefs and they say thanks!
Our staff are all longterm and therefore know the food/menu/drinks etc inside out - ask them anything!
The tapas deal is very popular, and just to let you know all day Thursday it is the same deal but for £25...can't beat that :)
We look forward to meeting you both again soon.

Mhairi Paterson, Manager

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Have been here a number of times for tapas - always come away with a smile, it's that good! Called in this week, and fancied fillet steak for a change - unfortunately none available but offered rib-eye. All I can say is "Wow" - this chef is so good...... by far the nicest steak I've had in a long time.
The decor is different, for Ayr, but clean, refreshing and welcoming; the staff are so helpful and pleasant, and the food is really good - with a diverse menu.
Definitely keep coming back for more.

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Thank Harvey E
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RestaurantManagerAyr, Manager at The Meridian Bier Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2012

Thank you for your comments!
An excellent review thank you...so pleased you will be coming back, definately the sign of a good restaurant :)
I can personally agree with you regarding the steaks...they are cooked to perfection and, for that very reason, are extremely popular!
We look forward to meeting you again soon.

Mhairi Paterson, Manager

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